I got an call from someone selling a "1959 les paul". They want a mear $400+ for it. I tried to explain to them i thought it was a "max". but they has some story how they got it from the original owner, and it was just appraised (don't know by who), blah blah blah. Serial number way too high at 9 5xxx. also you can just tell, at least to me, that it's not the real deal. Maybe i'm wrong? but hey, it's got a bunch of cool parts, and it sure is puridy! Just putting out a "head up".